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Last updated: 21 September 2020
Date:Thursday 2 December 1954
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC2 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-2-118B
Operator:F. Coloma
Registration: LV-AHI
C/n / msn: 1351
First flight: 1935
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Villa Harding Green, BA (   Argentina)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Villa Harding Green, BA, Argentina
Destination airport:?
The DC-2 suddenly swerved left and right 300 m down the runway. It made a sharp right turn and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: "Inadequate handling during takeoff, as a result of lack of experience, consisting in not sufficiently correcting the swerve of the aircraft during the initial run, a contributory cause being the probable failure of the starboard engine."


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